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Featured news in this section focuses on Nevada, the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (Nevada Health Link), the Nevada Division of Insurance (in the Department of Business and Industry), and actions by the state legislature affecting insurance brokers and clients. 

Nevada Hospital Reports Data Breach Affecting 3,000 Patients

Battle Mountain (Nev.) General Hospital reported a data breach affecting around 3,000 patients in late March, according to HHS.

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Quality Access + Cost: Nevada Healthcare Checkup 2024

There used to be a joke about healthcare in Nevada that went something like this: Where do you go for the best healthcare in Nevada? The airport. The joke doesn’t hold up. Today Nevadans don’t need to leave home to access the healthcare they need. That’s not to say the industry isn’t facing challenges, especially ...

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One Las Vegas VillageMD Location To Stay Open With New Ownership

VillageMD is exiting the Las Vegas market at the end of this month, but one of its six area locations will be keeping its doors open. The VillageMD location on Cliff Shadows Parkway, near the intersection of the 215 Beltway and West Cheyenne Avenue, will stay open and transition its operations to the locally owned ...

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Nevada Division of Insurance Seeking Public Comment on Essential Health Benefit Changes

The Nevada Division of Insurance (NVDOI) is seeking public input on revisions to Nevada’s essential health benefits (EHB) plan. Nevada’s EHB plan is the benchmark set of health care services that is required for all individual and small group health insurance plans. The current EHB plan is Health Plan of Nevada’s HPN Solutions HMO Platinum ...

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*OPINION* – Nevada Public Option Is Not Just Bad Policy, It’s Unconstitutional

Across the state, Nevadans are rightfully worried about whether they can afford the cost of a major health event. But is a taxpayer-backed health insurance system, which will raise revenues and expenditures for the state in a constitutionally dubious way, really the best solution to the problem

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Nevada Gets Federal Approval To Test Out Medicaid Funds For Housing

Nevada Medicaid recently received federal approval to use funds to cover housing and supportive services through Medicaid’s managed care providers. The pilot program will help an estimated 20,300 Nevadans who had identified themselves as homeless when applying for Medicaid. As the state implements the program, it is also seeking approval from the federal government to cover ...

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Nevada State Senator Files Suit To Scuttle Public Health Care Insurance Option

Nevada State Sen. Robin Titus, R-Wellington, along with the National Taxpayers Union, filed a lawsuit over the constitutionality of legislation passed to bring a state-managed public health care insurance option to Nevada. The suit was filed in Nevada’s First Judicial District Court in January challenging Senate Bill 420, passed during the 2021 legislative session. “My ...

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada Earns NCQA Health Equity Accreditation Plus

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada (Anthem) recently earned the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Health Equity Accreditation Plus, a recognition of Anthem’s leadership in developing solutions to enhance access to equitable, high-quality healthcare in Nevada.

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Nevada Health Exchange Closes Year With Surplus

The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange closed the 2023 fiscal year with over $11.5 million in cash reserves for the fiscal year 2024, and projects an annual cost-saving of 20% in the fiscal year 2024.

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‘We Still Need More Doctors’: Medical University In Summerlin Expanding Campus

The university on Tuesday unveiled a $500 million to $550 million three-phase plan to expand its campus in Summerlin from a few office buildings to a full-fledged medical school campus.

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